Derek is an American Mountain Guides Association Rock Guide. He is currently an Assistant Coordinator for Weber State University’s Outdoor Program, heading up the trip program and rock climbing classes. His resume includes work at the University of South Carolina and Alabama, as well as time with the North Carolina Outward Bound School and Fox Mountain Guides.
Derek is an avid rock climber, having climbed at numerous locations across the United States including such far-flung destinations as The Shawangunks in New York, Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, Joshua Tree National Park in California, Indian Creek in Utah, and the many beautiful crags of North Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama. He has authored a handful of first ascents and particularly enjoys the mental and physical challenges of trad climbing. He is honing his skills as an ice climber in anticipation of things to come in the Rockies, the Sierras, and hopefully, the greater ranges of Alaska and Patagonia.
In addition to climbing, Derek enjoys whitewater boating--kayaking, rafting, and open-boat canoeing. He dabbles in just about anything outdoors, from backpacking to caving. When he is not outside, he is probably in a tent reading or hanging out by the campfire playing guitar or slack-lining.
You can find Derek on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dmdebruin
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When she is not enjoying the great outdoors, Susan can be found locked in front of a computer, honing her writing craft. Or working at Gear 30, because that actually pays the bills and the folks there are pretty nice, too.
You can find Susan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SusanDeBruinAuthor
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